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- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 109.99
Urban Ills: Confronting Twenty First Century Dilemmas of Urban Living in Global Contexts brings together original research by a wide array of interdisciplinary scholars to examine contemporary dilemmas impacting urban life in global contexts, following the latest global economic downturn. Focusing extensively on vulnerable populations, economic,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 104.95
Whiteness Fractured examines the many ways in which whiteness is conceptualized today and how it is understood to operate and to effect social relationships. Exploring the intersections between whiteness, social class, ethnicity and psychosocial phenomena, this book is framed by the question of how whiteness works and what it does. With attention to... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 114.95
Bringing together a team of international scholars with an interest in urban transformations, spatial justice and territoriality, this volume questions how the interstice is related to the emerging processes of partitioning, enclave-making and zoning, showing how in-between spaces are intimately related to larger flows, networks, territories and boundaries.... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 19.95
Cities shape the lives and outlooks of billions of people, yet they have been overshadowed in contemporary political thought by nation-states, identity groups, and concepts like justice and freedom. The Spirit of Cities revives the classical idea that a city expresses its own distinctive ethos or values. In the ancient world, Athens was synonymous... more...
- American Planning Association 2013; US$ 26.99
How does the design of a neighborhood affect the people who live there? In this thoughtful, engaging book, Sidney Brower explains how a neighborhood's design lays the groundwork for the social relationships that make it a community. Blending social science with personal interviews, Brower shares the lessons of planned communities from... more...
- PM Press 2013; US$ 9.99
Exploring Australia?s radical past through more than 300 images and 500 stories of social activism, this book reveals a hidden inspirational history through Indigenous resistance, convict revolts, student occupations, and more. Twelve key Australian activists and pranksters are interviewed regarding their firsthand opposition to racism, nuclear power,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
This book is an exploration of how Chinese communites in the United States and Germany create and disseminate a sense of diasporic Chinese identity. It not only compares the local conditions of the Chinese communities in the two locations, but also moves to a global dimension to track the Chinese transnational imaginary. Van Ziegert analyzes three... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95
Young black women bear all the hallmarks of a fundamentally unequal society. They do well at school, contribute to society, are good efficient workers yet, as a group they consistently fail to secure the economic status and occupational prestige they deserve. This book presents a serious challenge to the widely held myth that young black women consistently... more...